Native American Culture Takes Over Floyd Bennett Field
Two weeks ago large audiences at Floyd Bennett Field were educated and delighted by a bevy of Native American dancers, musicians, story-tellers and fine artists. Various native crafts, such as weaving, beadwork and silverwork filled tents around the Pow-Wow. The three-day event drew thousands to Aviator Sports at Gateway National Recreation Area in what has become an annual event. The show was hosted by the Redhawk Native American Arts Council, a non-profit organization founded by indigenous crafters, performers and educators. Handlers showed a deep rapport with horses and harriers. Respect and understanding was detailed in the Birds of Prey display. Young and old spectators could see the wisdom in this kinship. Photographs by Don Bryant Rodrigues.